Migraine prevalence, disease burden, and the need for preventive therapy

  title={Migraine prevalence, disease burden, and the need for preventive therapy},
  author={Richard B. Lipton and M. E. Bigal and Merle L. Diamond and Frederick G Freitag and Michael L. Reed and Walter F. Stewart},
  pages={343 - 349}
Objectives: 1) To reassess the prevalence of migraine in the United States; 2) to assess patterns of migraine treatment in the population; and 3) to contrast current patterns of preventive treatment use with recommendations for use from an expert headache panel. Methods: A validated self-administered headache questionnaire was mailed to 120,000 US households, representative of the US population. Migraineurs were identified according to the criteria of the second edition of the International… 

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